Stephen King today confirmed that British actor Idris Elba and Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey will star in the big-screen adaptation of The Dark Tower. The film will be co-written and directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), and will be based on King’s six-book series of the same name.
Shooting will kick off on the film in South Africa is just seven weeks time, ready for its January, 2017 debut.
“The thing is, it’s been a looong trip from the books to the film,” King told EW.
“When you think about it, I started these stories as a senior in college, sitting in a little sh-tty cabin beside the river in Maine, and finally this thing is actually in pre-production now.”
“I’m delighted, and I’m a little bit surprised.”
King also stated that the adaptation will start mid-story, but here is a spoiler for you…
The Dark Tower incorporates themes from multiple genres, including dark fantasy, science fantasy, horror, and Western. The film version will hit cinemas on January 13th, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood News